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The 2018 McMillan Equine Feeds NZ Junior Driver Champion has been found. Congratulations to Alicia Harrison who finished the Championship on 49 points after continuing her winning streak by taking out Heat 3 on Queen Of Glory, and securing the  Championship with a mid placing in the last and final heat. Second placing was taken out by Benjamin Butcher and third place went to Mark Hurrell.  The championship was hard fought throughout all four heats but after Alicia got off to an early lead, she was always the one to beat. “It’s been a real privilege, and I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity,” said Harrison. The Inter-Island competition was won by Team North, team captain Benjamin Butcher is pleased to have the trophy back in the North. “It’s good to have it coming home” said Butcher. We would like to thank all the trainers and owners who supported this series and also to our sponsor Mcmillan Equine Feeds. Please see the full final standings below:   Final Points      Alicia Harrison                   49 Benjamin Butcher             46 Mark Hurrell                      39 Matt Anderson                  34 Luke Whittaker                  29 Dylan Ferguson                 27 Jack MacKinnon                26 Tony Cameron                   26 Ben Hope                            25 Kimberley Butt                  18 John Morrison                   17 Sheree Tomlinson             12                                                   North Island                     203 South Island                     145     Courtney Clarke Marketing and Communications Executive | Harness Racing New Zealand Inc

Four harness racing meetings are programmed in again this week and with a few of our regular trainers and drivers away on holiday the ringaround list may end up being smaller than usual  for the next few weeks. The Forbury Park Trotting Club start proceedings tonight hosting two heats of the Junior Drivers Championship. Addington and Alexandra Park host meetings tomorrow night, then the weekend harness racing heads to Ashburton on Sunday. Last week the biggest winning dividend in the ringaround selections went to one of our our Harnesslink reporters who thought Jack Pack would win at Rangiora on Sunday. Jack Pack did win and paid $3.60 and $1.70 on the tote.  The TAB are running $50,000 terminating pick six Jackpots every Thursday and Friday for the month of July.   Note: We will keep adding to this page if more tips come in after the deadline, so check back often   Forbury on Thursday night Matthew Williamson - Matthew thinks that Bush Man might be his best drive this week in Race 2 Nathan Williamson - Nathan says his best chance might be Grey Power at Forbury in Race 3 Geoff Knight - Geoff says Armstrong would be his best chance this week at Forbury in Race 5 Brent Barclay - Brent thinks that Loma Jaccka would be his best drive this week in Race 8   Alexandra Park on Friday night Todd Macfarlane - Todd says his best chance this week would be Cyclone Banner at Alexandra Park in Race 1 Scott Phelan - Scott is going for In The Shadows as his best drive this week at Alexandra Park in Race 3 Tony Herlihy - Tony thinks his best chance would be Forever Pearl this week at Auckland in Race 5 Stephen Richardson (Odds Analyst) - Stephen thinks that M'Lord Mackendon can go close to winning Race 6 Jay Abernethy - Jay is going for The Hulk as his best chance at Alexandra Park also in Race 6 Andre Poutama - Andre says his best drive this week would be Beg For Chevron at Auckland in Race 10   Addington on Friday night John Morrison - John is going for Ruthless Kayla as his best drive this week at Addington in Race 4 Brad Williamson - Brad thinks his best drive this week could be The Dominator also in Race 4 Ricky May - Ricky is going for Kingslayer as his best drive at Ashburton in Race 5 Blair Orange - Blair is going for Miss Pinocchio as his best drive this week at Addington in Race 9   Ashburton on Sunday John Curtin - John thinks Majestic Moment would be a good winning chance at Ashburton in Race 3 Harnesslink Reporter - says Fynn Frost would be a good chance at Ashburton in Race 4 Racechat - Lance thinks that Trailer Park Girl is a good winning chance at Ashburton in Race 8     Harnesslink Media

The pressure is on to find genuine open class pacers for Cup Week and the lead up to the November feature. So it's good news to hear that one of the real up and comers from last season Captain Dolmio is close to racing. Former trainer Matt Brinsdon jogged the horse up for six weeks before he was sent north to John Dunn at Woodlands Beach. “He’s been there near a month. There are no signs of any niggles at this stage,” he said. Last season the Grinfromeartoear gelding won three races including the Summer and Tuapeka Cups. In his last two starts of the season he ran third behind Lazarus and Heaven Rocks in the Superstars Championship. Lazarus’s winning time was 2-16.7 for the 1950 metres a mile rate of 1-52.8. He finished his season off by running second to Heaven Rocks in the Easter Cup which was won in 3-58.7. He then came back for the new season and won a workout and trial in August last year but unfortunately suffered a leg injury and his preparation towards the New Zealand Cup had to be scrapped. “His injury was a lot like bone concussion and shin splints on his hind leg, if you can imagine the top of your bone having a whole lot of pin cracks in it. Once we found the problem we injected the bottom and the top with pain killers. He was as sound as a bell. Never though we could have raced him, he could have ended up shattering the leg so we had to give him four months. But we ended up giving him the best part of eight months. He’s done very well during his time out. He’s strengthened and developed.” Brinsdon thinks Captain Dolmio may be at the workouts in a few weeks and says the aim at this stage is to have him back at the races in the middle of next month.   “John is happy. He’s jumping around so that’s a positive start.” The rising seven year old is raced by the enthusiastic and well travelled Captain Dolmio Syndicate. “She’s been a quiet old time for the syndicate.” The Dolmio Grin at Addington                              The Syndicate has bred from Captain Dolmio’s dam Kates Rock. They have an Art Major colt which is a weanling and the mare is in foal to Always B Miki. Brinsdon hasn’t started jogging his new seasons team which includes an Art Major mare, a Mach Three brother to Phantom Grin ‘that broke in pretty nice’ and an A Rocknroll Dance two year old out of the Pacific Rocket mare Shezza Duchess. “He just needs a bit of time. He’s a big gangly horse so he might be a late three year old or four year old. He paces along nice and wants to run. He had a few issues with steering when I got him back in the cart. He wasn’t playing the game but he’s come right.”    Bruce Stewart Southland Harness Racing

Think About Me probably earned a late addition to the Breeder's Crown team from All Stars after his impressive win at Addington on Friday. Think About Me coasted home in a way which made the $1.60 price seem long and might now go on to greater things. Certainly the Breeders Crown is a step up but a recall of his earlier form suggests he will not be out of his class by any means. Think About Me is a son of female star Imagine Me by Christian Cullen, and Imagine Me was by Dream Away from Scuse Me making him standardbred elite by any standard. Certainly he was well beaten in the Sires Stakes Final won by Chase Auckland but bear in mind his no 13 draw and the fact he had had only one previous start when a strong finishing 3rd in a Sires Stakes heat on debut in a 1.53 mile rate making ground strongly late. "I leave it up to Mark and Natalie about the plans" said co-owner  Paul Kenny who races Think About Me with his wife Mary and Charlie Roberts. He made a lightning trip from Auckland to watch the race typical of the Kenny's support of all their racing team.  "I think the Breeder's Crown will be the aim now" Natalie said after the race. The stable has a strong Breeder's Crown lineup but there is a space for a top three year old. While Think About Me only ran 3.17 for the trip on Friday he won with such ease the race was virtually over  from the 400m and he should only improve. Earlier on he was highly regarded in the stable and, like many from the family, has stepped up considerably from two to three years. The local heat for the Breeder's Crown is at Addington in two weeks for three year olds. Courtesy of All Stars Stables http://www.allstarsracingstables.com/

Winter is here but there are still four meetings programmed in again this week, starting with the NZ Metro meeting at Addington tonight. Auckland and Forbury race tomorrow night ,then the weekend harness racing heads to Oamaru on Sunday.   Last week the biggest winning dividend in the ringaround selections went to Stephen Richardson who thought Mr Good And Evil would go close to winning at Auckland last Friday night. Mr Good And Evil did win and paid $4.30 and $2.40 on the tote.  The TAB have injected $10,000 into the Quaddie starting pool on races 2-5 at Auckland on Friday night which will be worth playing into as the four races have bigger than average fields with the chance of a big dividend. Note: We will keep adding to this page if more tips come in after the deadline, so check back often   NZ Metro at Addington on Thursday night. Bob Butt - Bob is going for Prestonpans as his best chance this week at Addington in Race 2 Gerard O'Reilly - Gerard thinks his best drive this week is Miss You at Addington in Race 4 Blair Orange - Blair is going for Sheza GNP as his best drive this week also in Race 4 Brad Williamson - Brad is going for Zoned Scarlett as his best chance this week at Addington in Race 5 Stephen Richardson (Odds Analyst) - Stephen thinks that Samskara can go close to winning in Race 6 Mark Jones - Mark thinks that Izzy Dagg would be his best chance this week at Addington in Race 8   Auckland on Friday night Tony Herlihy - Tony thinks Bettor Babe would be his best chance this week at Alexandra Park in Race 4 John Curtin - John thinks Miracle Rising would be a winning chance at Alexandra Park in Race 5 Jay Abernethy - Jay is opting for Brookes Belle as his best chance this week at Alexandra Park in Race 9   Forbury on Friday night Matthew Williamson - Matthew thinks that Bono Hest might be his best drive this week at Forbury in Race 1 Brent Barclay - Brent says that Diane Lorena would be his best chance this week in Race 2 Nathan Williamson - Nathan says his best chance this week is Grey Power at Forbury in Race 3 Shane Walkinshaw - Shane is going for Doubt Me Not as his best drive this week in Race 4 John Morrison - John says that Sea Rover would be his best drive this week at Forbury in Race 6 Craig Ferguson - Craig says his best drive this week is No More Change at Forbury in Race 7 Rory Mcllwrick - Rory is going for Machie Mach  this week as his best drive at Forbury in Race 10   Oamaru on Sunday Racechat - Lance thinks that Bicton is a good chance this week at longer odds at Oamaru in Race 2 Harnesslink Reporter - thinks Some Excusesomewhere would be a good chance at Oamaru  in Race 3 Geoff Knight - Geoff is going for Ferritts Sister as his best chance this week at Oamaru in Race 8 Ricky May - Ricky is going for Go Kiwi as his best drive this week at Oamaru also in Race 8     Harnesslink Media

This week’s Trackside listings (please note these are subject to change) Wednesday 7.30pm The Box Seat (TS1) The Harness Jewels are nearly here! Catch Greg O'Connor, Michael Guerin + Matthew Cross & Craig 'The Whale' Thompson live from Cambridge as they preview all 9 G1 races #GIANThand Thursday 6am In The Gig (TS1) Forbury Park (TS1) Friday Alexandra Park (TS1) Saturday Cambridge (TS2) Sunday Ashburton (TS1)   Forbury Park  – Thursday 31 May We have our Claimers Series starting on Thursday, and our Bistro will be open from 4pm, serving a great range of delicious meals!   Auckland – Friday 1 June Bus to the Jewels in Cambridge Saturday 2nd June Two buses leaving from Alexandra Park at approx.  8.30am. Tickets: $45 return $75 for Bus and entry to the Jewels. One bus will have a Bombay pickup and drop off. Please contact Regan on 631 1163 Wish For Fish Fundraiser - Tasman Room Friday 20th July. A Night of Fundraising The Wish for Fish charitable trust are holding their 3rd annual fundraising night for the Wish for Fish charitable trust. Action aplenty with raffles, giveaways, a punters club ($10 per share) and a live charity auction. Tickets are $130 per person which includes an amazing food and beverage package courtesy of Alexandra Park. Visit www.wish4fish.co.nz to find out more about this great cause and help make a difference!   Even if you are unable to attend the event, you can still support this great cause by clicking here. To secure your ticket please call Bryce on 021616601 or email bryce@wish4fish.co.nz https://www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/wish-fish-fundraiser-2018/ Mid-Winter Christmas Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June Friday, 6th July and Friday 20th of July. Join us for our annual Mid-Winter Christmas Party, offering a night of exciting Harness Racing action, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks aplenty. Mid-Winter Christmas is a great idea for a night out with colleagues, family, your sports team or social club – the more the merrier! Packages start at $68.00- $145.00   https://www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/?date=13-07-2018   ATC 2019 Syndicate: Over the last two decades, the Auckland Trotting Club has formed 17 syndicates, each comprising either 40 or 50 shares and racing between 2 and 4 horses. To date, all 17 syndicates have proved, or are proving, very successful: At this year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale or the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale, the Auckland Trotting Club 2019 Syndicate’s yearlings were selected by the top trainers Robert Dunn, Brent Mangos and Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson: Name: Alta Redeemer Trainer: Robert Dunn Name: Christianshavtime Trainer: Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson Name: Bet West Trainer: Brent Mangos When you join an ATC Syndicate, not only do you get to enjoy the thrill of owning and racing harness racehorses, but you can also be very involved in Harness Racing generally, initially at Alexandra Park and the wider Auckland/Waikato area and then quite possibly venturing further afield in New Zealand and Australia, as some previous ATC Syndicates have. There are many advantages involved with being part of one of the Auckland Trotting Club Syndicates. These include; the comparatively low costs, the opportunity to share in the ownership of well bred horses trained by some of the best trainers in New Zealand, making new friendships with like-minded people, having total involvement in the Harness Racing industry and having the opportunity to participate in social events and possibly travel throughout the year. Every month, syndicate members receive a detailed newsletter documenting each horse’s progress, member news, and other information. Regular updates are placed on a phone-in message service, which can be accessed at anytime from anywhere in New Zealand free of charge. We have already had syndicate members from a wide geographical location around New Zealand, from Kaeo and Kaitaia in the North, to Dunedin and Invercargill in the South, as well as from the USA, Canada, England, Japan, Australia (Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia) and even Iceland. Each year of establishing a new Syndicate, the Auckland Trotting Club has implemented their hugely successful formula of buying three richly bred yearlings at the Yearling Sales, with these horses being selected by and trained by some of New Zealand’s leading trainers. For further information please contact or go to www.alexandrapark.co.nz/racing/syndicates: Andrew Jamieson – ATC Syndication Manager Tel:  + 64 9 238 9212 Mob: + 64 21 253 8765 Email:  ajamieson175@gmail.com If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on dining@alexandrapark.co.nz or give us a call on 09 631 1165.   Harness Jewels – Saturday 2 June Please find below important information for Owners and Licence Holders with connections to horses competing at the 2018 Harness Jewels OWNERS: Entry Tickets Each named owner will be issued with two (2) General Admission tickets via email on Friday 25th May after the final fields are announced. This includes all named syndicate members, who are officially named in a Syndicate that is registered with HRNZ The email address they will be sent to is the email address registered with HRNZ. If HRNZ doesn’t have your email, please send a message to admin@hrnz.co.nz with the horse they are connected to.  Entry Owners are to enter through the main entry off Taylor Street or via the Stables, float park if arriving with horses.  Racebooks will be given out upon entry. Owners are to go to the Info Marquee, located adjacent to the public village, to collect their owners ribbon and drinks voucher for the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar. Owners Ribbons and privileges are also able to be collected between 10am and 4pm Monday 27th May to Friday 1st June from the Cambridge Raceway Office. Privileges Each named owner will receive a drink voucher which can be redeemed in the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar The club have made an entire lounge in the main stand available for Owners, Members and industry participants.  This is located on Level One of the Main Stand. Here, a subsidised cash bar will operate and food options will be available. Owners are also welcome to bring up food from the Public Village Food Trucks. Access is via Owner Ribbon, WBOP Members Badge and HRNZ Licence only This lounge has access to the main grandstand where there will be owners reserved seating in the seating bowl. Access to the Stables Minors All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the stables complex. Security will be under instructions to not allow unaccompanied minors to enter. They must remain under the supervision of an authorised adult at all times Owners Owners are reminded to take care when entering the stable complex due to unpredictable nature of horses. All Owners that enter the stables do so at their own risk and agree that they will adhere to any instructions or requests made by the Clerk of the Course, Cambridge Raceway Staff and or members of the RIU. LICENCE HOLDERS Licence holders are reminded to bring their official HRNZ Licence to ensure they gain entry to the course and stabling area. Access to the stables will be via HRNZ Licence, official Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Stable Pass only. Those industry persons who are attending the day in an official working capacity, who are not licenced with HRNZ, may get an official Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass upon entry to the stables via the float park off the Waikato Bay of Plenty Committee representative. Those entering via the stables who are not eligible for a stable pass or who are not HRNZ Licenced or an official owner on the day will be required to purchase a General Admission ticket at the entry to the stables. Purchased online in advance these are $25. There will be no access to the stables from the Grandstand Side unless a driver is in his or her gear, or without showing security an HRNZ Licence, Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass. No exceptions. For last minute tickets and information please visit www.cambridgeraceway.co.nz   Ashburton – Sunday 3 June At Ashburton Raceway. Entry is free.    Invercargill – Monday 4 June BLUFF RACE DAY - QUEENS BIRTHDAY MONDAY  The very popular Bluff Race Day is on again on Monday 4 June (Queens Birthday Monday). The Invercargill Harness Racing Club will host the race day at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill with the first race scheduled for 11.15am. The feature race is the South Port NZ Ltd Bluff Cup with other races on the day supported by Awarua Synergy, Southern Ocean Safety, Grinaldi Lodge, KB & Associates, the Northern Southland Trotting Club, Barnes Oysters, Southland Farm Services Ltd and Hyde Landscaping while the Terry Dixon Memorial Race will also be held.  This day has become a popular fixture on the calendar since its inception in 2014. Admission to the course is free! There will be a free bag of lollies for every child on course after Race 6 while a draw of losing tote tickets after Race 6 will win one punter a Level One Restaurant & Bar Meal Voucher worth $50.   Nelson Harness Racing Club – June 8 and 10 BIG NEWS OUT OF NELSON - we have increased stakes from what they were in Winter 2017.  The stake for the Winter Cup is now $14,000 and the Handicap Trot has increased to $9000.  The Nelson Harness Racing Club’s winter race meeting will be on Friday June 8 and Sunday June 10. The start time for Race One on Friday is 11.35 am and the start time for Race One on Sunday is also 11.35 am. There is no gate charge and race books will be available from the secretary office and the driver’s room. The weather forecast is for fine weather so make sure you come on up and enjoy some Nelson hospitality. FOOD & BEVERAGES Hot food and drink will be available in the Drivers Room for all trainers, drivers and their staff.  A coffee cart will be outside the numbers room in the stabling area.  Food and drink will also be available to purchase in the bar and at the food and drink stalls. BBQ & BREAKFASTS The club would like to invite all trainers, drivers, staff and owners to attend a BBQ on Thursday 7th June at the OTB rooms from 5 -7pm.  The club is putting this on in recognition of your continued support of our race meeting.  There will be raffles available so bring a few coins. Breakfast will be again available from 7am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at the OTB rooms. PUNTERS COMPETITION $1000 - WINNER TAKES ALL We are holding a punters competition on Sunday 10th June in the Waimea Lounge.  Cost of entry is the betting money $350 ($50 per race).  Teams can be made up of 1 to 4 people.  The competition will be run over races 3 to 9.  The prize is $1000 and of course the money you have made betting.  For more information and how to register contact the club. (Note- We require a minimum of 20 teams to run this competition). STAKE INCREASE      As mentioned above, stakes have increased for this race meeting.  We couldn't do this without the continued support of all our sponsors.   Nelson Pine Industries are again sponsoring our Prelude and the Nelson Winter Cup which we are excited to announce will be for stakes of $10,000 and $14,000 respectively. So bring your R60 plus pacer to Nelson and race for $24000 in stake money! Winning connections will be presented with a trophy and are invited to celebrate their success in the president’s room. MIKE AUSTIN MEMORIAL TROT This year we will be the inaugural running “Mike Austin Memorial Trot” this race is for R40 and faster trotters and will be run on the second day of the meeting over 2400m.  The winner will receive a trophy and a dress rug.  The club would like to thank Jill Austin and family as well as Blair & Lisa Orange for their support.  This race will be a wonderful tribute to “Mike” a great educator and trainer of the square gaiter and once a local Nelson lad. Just to note the R40 and faster Handicap trot on both days will be run over the 2400m distance, previously the second day the race was run over 3000m.  The club spoke to a number of different trainers and drivers about a possible change and the majority decision was to try the shorter distance. PICK PINK We will be again running our Pink Pick Selections we will be asking drivers of the selected horse in each race to wear a pink helmet cover. We have had a really great run with this promotion so keep an eye on the picks. THE NELSON HRC RACE PROGRAMME For nominations and stabling please contact Jason Broad (Raceday Secretary) on 03 5446616 or 021 127 2912.  For all other inquiries please call Kristie Hill on 0274118608.   Addington Raceway and Event Centre Hello Everyone Even though we have a couple of weeks without races, there is still a lot happening on the grounds of Addington. There is definitely something for everyone.  Enjoy reading everything that we have on offer, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. ADDINGTON’S MID-WINTER GREAT OFFICE SHOUT SATURDAY 7 JULY. The Starlets are more than just your standard “sing and stand” act. They are a show piece like you have never seen before.  So get your group together for a great night out and dance the night away!  Evening includes: Drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter or tabs can be arranged on the night), Themed gourmet buffet dinner, Live entertainment from The Starlets $57+GST per person or $566+ GST per table of 10!  CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS STARLETS ON YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlL1bhhdHjA.  Bookings essential, please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/ticket/mid-winter-great-office-shout/ LADIES’ RACE NIGHT – SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY 20 JULY. Our Ladies’ Night is still happening this year, it has just moved to a new date.  This year will be better than ever, so pencil the date into your calendar and start getting your group together.  All the details and bookings will be available soon. RACE MEETING DATE CHANGES We wish to advise the following race date changes. Please note the start times remain the same (all night meetings). Friday 15 June transferred to Thursday 14 June. Friday 6 July transferred to Thursday 5 July. RACE NIGHT DINING – FABULOUS OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 14 & 29 JUNE! TRACKSIDE DINING OPTIONS   We have three fabulous packages to choose from.  Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Gold Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining, premium beverage package and effective & innovative marketing. This cost effective package varies in price, dependent on group size. Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person. Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course buffet dining. $54 + GST per person. $15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available). STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn. NEXT FUNRAISERS AT ADDINGTON RACES – FRIDAY 29 JUNE & FRIDAY 27 JULY Our FunRaiser is a great night out and a simple and easy way to raise money for your club, sporting group or child’s/grandchild’s school trip. For every ticket you sell, you keep $10.00 of the ticket price for your fund raising. Our buffet dinner is exceptional value at just $30.43 + GST.  We recommend you charge your guests from $39.00 + GST per person.    Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz.  NEXT RUGBY MATCH - CRUSADERS VS. HIGHLANDERS – FRIDAY 6 JULY 7.35PM. Be sure to enjoy Spectators amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $12 Burger and Beer Special! Remember, all Spectators Supporters Club Card members have access to free car parking on the Addington Site (entry to the carpark is off Wrights Road). Enjoy your pizza, or burger and beer with friends, before heading over to the game. Dream result. If you are not a Supporters Club Card member and you would like to join to earn Spectators Dollars, visit www.spectators.co.nz   HEADING TO AN EVENT AT AMI STADIUM OR HORNCASTLE ARENA SOON? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the event for a cold drink and delicious food! Spectators has ample free parking as well, you can’t go wrong. BECOME A MEMBER, OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL OFFER - 14 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 12! Looking to become a Member, or wishing to renew your Membership? Purchase your 2018-2019 season membership now and receive membership up to the end of July FREE. That's 14 months membership for the price of 12! To become a member please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/members/about-membership/ ADDINGTON’S RACING RESULTS FROM SATURDY 26 MAY (5-star Race Meeting) Whether it is your first win, or multiple wins at Addington, your horse has just won the Met Multiplier $7,500 bonus, or you are targeting the Met Multiplier bonus, it is exciting we all have the opportunity to watch our race(s) again and again.  For last week’s results, please visit; https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/results/052632rs.htm MET MULTIPLIER $7,500 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!  WHAT IS IT? A $7,500 Bonus ($5,000 to the owner(s)/$2,500 to the trainer). HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts.  For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/ UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/061432pg.htm  June 14 (Tentative) To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.   Motukarara Workouts and Trials Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.    HRNZ Marketing

Winter racing is almost upon us and there is another busy week of harness racing coming up with five meetings programmed, starting with the Manawatu harness racing meeting tonight. Auckland has a full 10 race card on Friday night. Then the weekend harness racing heads to both Invercargill and Addington on Saturday and Rangiora race on Sunday.  Last week the biggest winning dividend in the ringaround selections went to Blair Orange who thought Artstanding would go close to winning at Gore. Artstanding did win and paid $5.50 and $2.00 on the tote.  Note: We will keep adding to this page if more tips come in after the deadline, so check back often   Manawatu on Thursday night Blair Orange - Blair thinks Sportscaster is going to be hard to beat at Manawatu in Race 3 Jim Curtin - Jim agrees and says his best drive this week is Sportscaster  at Manawatu in Race 3   Penrith (Australia) on Thursday night Mark Jones - Mark says his best chance this week would be The Bus at Penrith tonight in Race 4   Auckland on Friday night Tony Herlihy - Tony thinks Madam Secretary would be his best chance this week at Alexandra Park in Race 4 Ricky May - Ricky is going for Double O Heaven as his best drive this week at Alexandra Park in Race 5 Stephen Richardson (Odds Analyst) - Stephen thinks that Jack Nicholson can go close to winning in Race 6 John Curtin - John thinks that Awhi Mai can go close to winning at Auckland this week in Race 10   Invercargill on Saturday Nathan Williamson - Nathan says his best chance this week is Scarlett Lane at Invercargill in Race 2 Shane Walkinshaw - Shane is going for Cullens Avenue as his best drive this week at Invercargill in Race 5   Addington on Saturday night John Morrison - John says that Ruthless Kayla would be his best drive this week at Addington in Race 4 Harnesslink Reporter - thinks The Director should go close to winning at Addington in Race 8 Gerard O'Reilly - Gerard thinks his best drive this week is Miss You at Addington in Race 9   Rangiora on Sunday Racechat - Lance thinks that Ildivo is a good chance of winning at Rangiora in Race 1 Terry Chmiel - Terry thinks his best drive this week could be Brightest moment at Rangiora in Race 4 Matthew Williamson - Matthew is going for Tijuana Taxi as his best drive this week at Rangiora in Race 8     Harnesslink Media

Thursday – Cambridge A bit of everything at Cambridge on Thursday night.  The best bet was $100 on The Hulk @ $101 & the second best was $8,818 on Monaro Mia @ $1.55.  Other handy bets were $500 Helena Ideal @ $9.80, $1,000 Spring Campaign @ $4.60 & $250 In The Shadows @ $14.  Thankfully, there were a few misses as well.  $8,888 on All American @ $1.80 was the largest.  $4,500 Lion Rock @ $2, $3,500 Summer Wealth @ $2.40 and $3,000 Pay Master @ $3.70 also missed. Friday – Addington NZ Oaks night saw a few number of big bets placed.  The best of them was $1,000 Over The Love @ $7.  Also pretty good were $6,000 Extreme Stride @ $1.65 and $5,000 Enhance Your Calm @ $1.65.  Plenty of punters happy with other winners in Ohanzee @ $2.20, Enghien @ $1.60-$1.50, and Mach Up in the last @ $1.50-$1.55.  The best backed runner on the night was Elle Mac in the Oaks.  There was close to $40,000 on her from $1.65 into $1.45, the largest bets being $10,000 @ $1.45, $8,000 @ $1.50 and $2,500 @ $1.65.  Also missing were $5,000 Pat's Delight @ $1.85 and $3,000 Another Masterpiece @ $2.20. Saturday – Gore A much quieter day at Gore on Saturday but interesting non-the-less.  Lazarus's little bro scored on debut & was a solid second fav @ $5.50 behind Motu Top Mach @2.60-$2.  Well backed favourites had a good run with Betstars Blue Jean $1.55-$1.60, Schweinsteiger $2.70-$2.60, Pres The Belle $2.70-$3, and Alfie Romeo @ $3 all winning.  Upset winner Maidonthebeach was a better result for us than the one that looked home in Especial, but @ $21 she carried plenty of support and cost us a bit.  Saving our bacon was Whata Razzle Dazzle $19-$21 in the last race where Ideal Breeze @ $3.90-$3.50 and Jakira $4.20-$4.80 carried a tonne of support. Sunday – Oamaru A tough day for us at Oamaru on Sunday.  The best bet was a big one on Dexter to win the Drivers Challenge, $10,000 @ $1.70 with Dexter getting home by 2 points.  The other decent plunge was on Bettor Be Gold.  $1,200 & $1,000 bets @ $3.50 were the largest of a heap on bets that say him close the $2.90 favourite.  Punters also cashed in on One Over Da Stars, The Dominator, Sam Galleon, Boomer Bailey, Buzinga and OK I'm Bad.  Providing us a little relief were $1,700 Neverneverland @ $4.50 and $2,200 Pembrooks Passion @ $1.90 (Top3). Tuesday – Manawatu Blair Orange & Michael House again dominated racing at Manawatu on Tuesday.  The best bets were two $2,000 bets on Apocalypse @ $2.60 and $1,800 on Need Luck @ $2.80.  Dipping out were $5,000 bets on Spirit Of Love @ $3.10 and Whataboyz @ $2.40. Multi of the Week: Addington Friday night:  Ohanzee @ $2.20 Enhance Your Calm @ $1.85 Jesse Duke @ $3.70 Enghien @ $1.60 Shez All Rock @ $3.80 Returned $9,156 HRNZ  

All Stars racing stables grabbed another harness racing Group One tonight when Jesse Duke got over the top of his stablemate and favourite Another Masterpiece to land the spoils in the $170,000 Garrards 2yo Sires Stakes Final. Driven beautifully by co-trainer Mark Purdon, Jesse Duke had to work a bit early to get to the parked position but then had cover from the 700m to the turn as John Dunn attacked the leader Another Masterpiece with his drive Heisenberg.  In the straight Jesse Duke had too much speed for his rivals and got up to beat Another Masterpiece by a head with yet another All Stars runner A Bettor Act running home well for third. Mark Purdon was delighted with the win and said after the race, "He is a good 2yo this one and he got the run to suit. "I had to work a bit more than I wanted early but he has improved and it worked out well. I was probably lucky that John took the sting out of our other one and we managed to capatilise," he said. Jesse Duke paced the 1950m mobile in 2-20.0 and won by a head. The smart colt paced his last 800m in 54.6 with a final 400m in 27.6 seconds.   Harnesslink  Media

Harness racing trainer Don Burrows has been fined $9,000 for producing a horse to race when not free of a prohibited substance (Kavain). The horse in question was Lightworkofit who won at Addington on the 2nd and 23rd of February 2018 but has since been disqualified from both races. Burrows accepted that he has committed a breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule and that it was a serious matter. He was shocked when informed that Lightworkofit had tested positive to Kavain (Kava). He had not heard of it and it was not a substance he would feed to his horses. Kavain is the main kavalactone found mostly in the roots of the kava plant. The roots of the plant are used to produce a drink with sedative, anesthetic, euphoriant, and entheogenic properties. The Committee was satisfied that a fine of $9,000 is an appropriate penalty in this case. They believed that such a penalty will satisfy the principal requirements of sentencing – that is to say, to punish the offender, to deter the offender and others in the industry and the need to maintain integrity and public confidence in harness racing. Full details below: BEFORE A JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE JUDICIAL CONTROL AUTHORITY HELD AT CHRISTCHURCH IN THE MATTER of the New Zealand Rules of  Harness Racing IN THE MATTER of Informations Nos. A7222 & A7223 BETWEEN K R WILLIAMS, Racing Investigator for the Racing Integrity Unit Informant AND DONALD GORDON BURROWS of Balcairn, Public Trainer Respondent Judicial Committee: R G McKenzie (Chair) D M Jackson (Committee Member) Venue: Addington Raceway, Christchurch Present: Mrs K R Williams, the Informant Mr D G Burrows, the Respondent Mrs P M A Burrows, Lay Advocate for the Respondent Mr S P Renault, Stipendiary Steward (Registrar) Date of Hearing: 4 May 2018 Date of Decision: 15 May 2018 RESERVED PENALTY DECISION OF JUDICIAL COMMITTEE The Charges [1] Information No. A7222 alleges that “on the 2nd day of February 2018, the Respondent being the registered trainer of the Standardbred LIGHTWORKOFIT, presented the horse to race in Race 8, the Macca Lodge- Tuapeka Lodge-Denario Breeding Mobile Trot, at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting with a prohibited substance, namely Kavain (Kava) in its system in breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule, Rule 1004 (1A), (3) and (4)”. [2] Information No. A7223 alleges that “on the 23rd day of February 2018, the Respondent being the registered trainer of the Standardbred LIGHTWORKOFIT, presented the horse to race in Race 10, the IRT Mobile Trot, at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting with a prohibited substance, namely Kavain (Kava) in its system in breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule, Rule 1004 (1A), (3) and (4)”. The Rules [3] Rule 1004 of the Rules of Harness Racing provides as follows: (1A) A horse shall be presented for a race free of prohibited substances (3) When a horse is presented to race in contravention of sub-rule (1A) or (2) the trainer of the horse commits a breach of these Rules. (4) A breach of sub-rule (1A), (2) or (3A) is committed regardless of the circumstances in which the . . . prohibited substance came to be present in or on the horse. [4] The penalty Rule is Rule 1004 (7) which provides as follows: (1) Every person who commits a breach of sub-rule (2) or (3) shall be liable to: (a) a fine not exceeding $20,000.00; and/or (b) be disqualified or suspended from holding or obtaining a licence, for any specific period not exceeding five years. [5] Mrs Williams presented a letter dated 13 April 2018 signed by Mr M R Godber, General Manager of the Racing Integrity Unit, pursuant to Rule 1108 (2) authorising the filing of the information. The Plea [6] Mr Burrows had signed the Statement by the Respondent on each of the information forms indicating that he admitted the breaches. He was present at the hearing of the information. The charges and relevant Rules were read to him, after which he confirmed that he admitted the breaches. [7] The charges were found proved. Summary of Facts [8] Mrs Williams presented the following written submissions to the hearing: 1. LIGHTWORKOFIT is a 12-year-old bay gelding and is trained by Mr Donald Gordon BURROWS. LIGHTWORKOFIT is owned by Mrs P M Burrows, D G Burrows, S C Bavin and M N Bavin. LIGHTWORKOFIT has raced 45 times for 5 wins and lifetime stakes of $34,721 as at 23 April 2018. 2. LIGHTWORKOFIT was correctly entered and presented to race by trainer Mr Donald Burrows at the NZMTC meeting on 2 February 2018. LIGHTWORKOFIT was driven in Race 8, the MACCA LODGE-TUAPEKA LODGE-DENARIO BREEDING MOBILE TROT, by Mr D J Dunn, winning the race and a stake of $5,300. This stake has not been paid out. 3. Following the race, the Stipendiary Stewards ordered that LIGHTWORKOFIT be post-race swabbed. LIGHTWORKOFIT entered the swab box at 9.20pm and Swabbing Steward, Mr M P McCann, obtained a urine sample from the gelding at 9.25pm. The race was programmed to start at 8.56pm. The urine sample was taken in the presence of the Mr Burrows. The urine samples were recorded with the Sample number 139961. Mr Burrows does not contest the taking of the sample. 4. LIGHTWORKOFIT was correctly entered and presented to race by trainer Mr Donald Burrows at the NZMTC meeting on 23 February 2018. LIGHTWORKOFIT was driven in Race 10, the IRT MOBILE TROT, by Mr G D Smith, winning the race and a stake of $5,300. This stake has not been paid out. 5. Following the race, the Stipendiary Stewards ordered that LIGHTWORKOFIT be post-race swabbed. LIGHTWORKOFIT entered the swab box at 9.46pm and Swabbing Steward Mr G Johnston obtained a urine sample from the gelding at 9.50pm. The race was programmed to start at 9.30pm. The urine sample was taken in the presence of Mr Burrows. The urine samples were recorded with the Sample number 81616. Mr Burrows does not contest the taking of the sample. 6. On the 21st March 2018 the New Zealand Racing Laboratory reported Karvain (Kava) was detected in Sample Numbers 139961 and 81636. The Control Samples were clear. 7. On the 22nd March 2018, RIU members Mrs Kylie Williams and Mr Nick Ydgren went to the training establishment of Mr Burrows, 91 Smiths Road, Amberley, and advised him of the positive swabs returned by LIGHTWORKOFIT. 8. Mr Burrows was given copies of the Certificates of Analysis, the Swab Cards, RIU Swabbing Record Book and Race Results. 9. Mr Burrows could not offer an explanation for the presence of Kavain (Kava) in the urine samples taken from LIGHTWORKOFIT at the two race meetings. 10. Mr Burrows confirmed that he was not aware that Kava is a prohibited substance under the rules and does not check with a Veterinarian when using new supplements/products. 11. There are at least two products that are readily available in New Zealand that contain Kava. Mr Burrows had heard of one of the products as his daughter had used it on one of her horses in the past. Both products on their website advise that they contain Kava and that Kava is swabbable under FEI (Federation Equestrian International) rules. Mr Burrows advised that he has not used either product on his horse and none were found on his property. 12. Mr Burrows confirmed that LIGHTWORKOFIT was stood down from racing after breaking at the start in each of the four raceday starts from 17 December 2017 to 7 January 2018. After this Mr Burrows went to a local Rural Supply Company seeking a product to calm his horse. Mr Burrows purchased a product and this was one of the samples tested by the Laboratory and did not contain Kava. 13. The horse then finished 4th, 1st, 10th and 1st in its next four starts. The two wins are the subject of these positive swabs. 14. Mr Burrows does not keep a diary of treatments and keeps the horse feeds and additives in a locked shed. 15. Samples of several products were taken and forwarded to the NZ Racing Laboratory for testing with the Laboratory advising on 10 April 2018 that none of the products contained Kava. 16. Mr Burrows has been training since 1978/79. Mr Burrows has trained 38 winners. 17. Mr Burrows has not previously been charged with a breach of the prohibited substance rule. [9] Mrs Burrows confirmed to the Committee that the Summary of Facts was accepted by Mr Burrows. Informant’s Penalty Submissions [10] Mrs Williams presented the following written penalty submissions: 1. Mr Burrows has pleaded guilty to two breaches of Rule 1004(1A), (3) & (4) after presenting LIGHTWORKOFIT at the races with a prohibited substance in its system, namely Kavain (Kava), at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club meetings on the 2nd February and 23rd February 2018. 2. The penalty provisions that apply in this case are outlined in Rule 1104(7). 1004(7) Every person who commits a breach of sub-rule (2) or (3) shall be liable to: (a) a fine not exceeding $20,000; and/or (b) be disqualified or suspended from holding or obtaining a licence for any specific period not exceeding five years. 3. The rules also require the mandatory disqualification of the horse: Rule 1004(8) states: 1004(8) Any horse connected with a breach of sub-rule (1), (2), or (3) shall be disqualified from any race entered and/or liable to a period of disqualification not exceeding five years. 1004D Any horse which has been taken to a racecourse for the purpose of engaging in a race which is found to have administered to it or ingested by it any prohibited substance shall be disqualified from that race. 4. Sentencing Principles - The four principles of sentencing can be summarised briefly ● Penalties are designed to punish the offender for his / her wrongdoing. They are not retributive in the sense that the punishment is disproportionate to the offence but the offender must be met with a punishment. ● In a racing context it is extremely important that a penalty has the effect of deterring others from committing like offences. ● A penalty should also reflect the disapproval of the J.C.A for the type of behaviour in question. ● The need to rehabilitate the offender should be taken into account. The first three principles are particularly important here. Relevant Precedents – In addition to the sentencing principles the Judicial Committee should have regard to relevant precedents. There are no previous positive swabs for Kava however the following have points of relevance as to the need to impose a penalty. R.I.U. v J M Whittaker – 17 August 2015 Subject: Caffeine positive with a horse – fined $1,000, costs $1,800. Extract from Whittaker decision: “RIU v L J Justice (2011) where that Committee stated ….. penalties will be imposed for breaches of the rule which will recognise, reinforce and give effect to the pivotal significance of the rule in maintaining the integrity of racing, whether or not culpable conduct is involved. Naturally where culpable conduct is involved, penalties imposed will normally be greater than in cases where such conduct is absent but we think it is wrong and contrary to the intent and purpose of the rule to assume the absence of culpable conduct should attract no, or only a token penalty.” R.I.U. v P M Williamson – 10 December 2012 Subject: Procaine positive with a horse – fined $3,500, costs $350 to JCA. The source of the positive swab was not identified. “Against those factors is the ever-present need to maintain the integrity of and public confidence in harness racing by adequately punishing the breach and deterring Mr Williamson and others from offending in a similar manner in the future.” 5. Aggravating Features – Mr Burrows cannot advise how the Kava came to be in the horse’s system on the two racedays but specifically sought out a product to give a calming effect on the horse without seeking Veterinary advice. The horse then went on to win twice and be placed fourth in its next four starts. The two wins are subject to these positive swabs. Kava is inherently used to produce a drink with sedative, anaesthetic, euphoriant and entheogenic properties. Kava is used for its sedating effects. We are dealing with two positives swabs. The first positive swab was not declared when the second positive swab occurred. 6. Mitigating Factors – Mr Burrows admits full liability as the trainer and admitted the breach at the first opportunity and has cooperated fully throughout the investigation. Mr Burrows has a clear record not having breached this rule. Mr Burrows has been training for over 40 years and has trained 38 winners. Conclusion – The Racing Integrity Unit seeks a monetary penalty of a fine of $10,000. The reason for this figure is that the JCA guidelines, 1st May 2015, have a starting point of $8,000 for a first offence of presenting a horse with a drug in its system. In setting penalty for two breaches this committee can take reference from RIU v A L J Lynch, 16 October 2015. Extract: “In RIU v B Towers (15 May 2015), which related to 2 charges where the Defendant Towers failed to present his horse free of the prohibited substance namely Clenbuterol, the Committee in its written decision considered options for determining penalty for multiple charges. The Committee in Towers referred to RIU v McInerney noting that it was submitted to support the submission that when setting a quantum, the Committee could look to set the financial penalty for the second breach at a level which was half that of the original breach. An approach in line with that adopted in McInerney supports the view that to impose a quantum for each breach, albeit resulting from the same on-going action. As with the Beck decision the circumstances of Towers are slightly different to the present case, albeit the discussion on rationale for decision making offers something for this Committee to consider in determining penalty quantum for all 3 charges.” Mr Burrows has to be given credit for the manner in which he has conducted himself during this inquiry and admitting the breach at the first opportunity. However, the onus is on trainers at all times to ensure that a horse in their care and control is completely drug free when presented at the races. We also seek the disqualification of LIGHTWORKOFIT under Rule 1004(8). 7. The R.I.U. are not seeking to recover any costs in this matter. Respondent’s Submissions [11] Mrs Burrows presented a lengthy written Submission on behalf of the Respondent which is now summarised: 1. Mr Burrows was granted a professional horseman’s licence in 1976. He holds a Public Trainer and a Graduation Driver licences. He has trained a small team of horses for the past 42 years. He is a fully-qualified Farrier, specialising in corrective shoeing. 2. He turned 65 in 2016 and is now semi-retired. He and his wife own a small farm of 15 acres in North Canterbury where he trains horses that they have bred. He is well-respected in harness racing circles and is described by those who know him well as a quiet, reliable professional person who always acts with integrity. He has never come to the attention of the Racing Integrity Unit nor has he ever had a positive swab before. 3. Mr Burrows accepts that he has committed a breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule and that it is a serious matter. He was shocked when informed that LIGHTWORKOFIT had tested positive to Kavain. He had not heard of it. It is not a substance he would feed to his horses. 4. None of the samples of feed and supplements collected from the property registered the presence of Kavain and Mr Burrows has no knowledge of how LIGHTWORKOFIT tested positive to that substance and he certainly did not administer any banned substance. 5. He does not cover his training costs with the small number of horses that he trains. He trains, not for financial gain but for the love of the sport. Neither does he bet on his or any other horses. 6. It was impossible for any notification of the first positive to occur prior to LIGHTWORKOFIT racing again on 23 February, on which date the horse won again, otherwise the horse would not have raced. 7. Mr Burrows pleaded guilty at the first opportunity, was cooperative and assisted willingly in the investigation. He is deeply regretful and he and his wife have suffered much stress. He has no money to pay a fine and a fine will effectively end his 42-year career. 8. Mrs Burrows presented a “Personal Statement” which we do not reproduce here but which we have taken into account in arriving at penalty. 9. Character references were available from a number of named “Harness Racing Stakeholders”. [12] Mrs Burrows then made further oral submissions to the hearing. [13] It would be “catastrophic”, she said for Mr Burrows to have to pay a fine of the amount submitted by Mrs Williams ($10,000). She urged the Committee to take into account the mitigating circumstances that had been put forward. Herself and Mr Burrows had no income at present and the training operation had not made a profit in a decade because of the “depressed” state of the industry. It was accepted that Mr Burrows would have to pay a fine. [14] LIGHTWORKOFIT was a relatively old horse when he began racing and has been a hard horse to manage. He has always been drug-free. Mr Burrows has not had a positive swab in over 40 years in the industry. The Committee needs to signal to the industry that there can be “clemency”. [15] A public apology has been made on social media because she and Mr Burrows were so upset at what had happened. [16] Mrs Burrows stressed that there would not have been a “second penalty” because the horse would not have been racing had they been aware of the first positive. The horse has since won again at Addington on 26 April. [17] Mrs Burrows submitted that a fine of between $3,000 and $5,000 would be an appropriate penalty in the circumstances. Reasons for Penalty [18] The relevant penalty Rule for a breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule is Rule 1004 (7) which provides: Every person who commits a breach of sub-rule (2) or (3) shall be liable to: (a) a fine not exceeding $20,000.00; and/or (b) be disqualified or suspended from holding or obtaining a licence for any specific period not exceeding five years. [19] The starting point for penalty for a breach of the Prohibited Substance Rule is provided in the Penalty Guide for Judicial Committees (effective 1 May 2015). For a first presentation offence, the Penalty Guide starting point is a fine of $8,000. The Penalty Guide provides that “the starting point is just that: movement both above and below may (and usually will) occur”. The Committee believes that the starting point of $8,000 for the first breach is the appropriate starting point in this case. [20] The Committee must, of course, have regard to the fact that Mr Burrows has been charged with two breaches of the Prohibited Substance Rule. Of course, the starting point in the Penalty Guide relates to a single breach. The Judicial Committee in the case of RIU v C D & A D Edmonds (2016), a case which involved one horse and two charges arising from positive swabs two weeks apart, adopted the view that a totality approach was appropriate and took a starting point of $12,000 on the basis of $8,000 for the first breach and $4,000 for the second breach. A similar approach has been taken in other cases involving multiple breaches and, in adopting that totality approach, the Committee is satisfied that $12,000 should be the starting point in this case. [21] The Committee, having established that starting point, is required to take into account aggravating and mitigating factors in the particular case. [22] In the present case, as is the case in many or most other cases of presentation, the source of the prohibited substance, in this case Kavain (Kava), cannot be determined. Mr Burrows denied treating LIGHTWORKOFIT with any product containing that substance and no such product was found on his property. Neither the Informant nor Mr Burrows has been able to point to a likely source of the prohibited substance. The Committee has to deal with penalty on that basis. [23] We cannot find any particular aggravating factors in this case. Mrs Williams in her penalty submissions highlighted an aggravating factor in that Mr Burrows had “specifically sought out a product to give a calming effect on the horse without seeking veterinary advice”. This statement was not challenged by Mrs Burrows, which we take as an acknowledgement that Mr Burrows had treated the horse with a product intended to calm it. However, with no product containing Kavain having been found on the property and in the absence of any other proof, we are reluctant to draw the conclusion that such treatment was the source of the Kavain in the horse’s system. [24] Mitigating factors to which we have had regard are Mr Burrows’ frank admission of the breach, his cooperation with the Racing Integrity Unit during the inquiry and his previous unblemished record over 40-plus years in the harness racing industry. These are significant. [25] We have noted Mrs Burrows’ submissions on behalf of her husband concerning their present financial position and the effect that a fine would have on them. The ability of a Respondent to pay a fine is one factor to which a Judicial Committee would normally have regard in fixing a fine in a particular case. [26] The Committee notes that Mr Burrows accepts that a fine will be payable. However, he is concerned about the quantum of that fine and his ability to meet it. While impecuniosity may be a mitigating factor personal to a respondent, the Committee does not believe that to be the case here. Mr & Mrs Burrows admitted to ownership of a 15-acre farm in North Canterbury and, further, stated that they would accept a fine of $5,000. Those factors suggest that they are not impecunious to the extent that a fine would have a crushing effect on them. For those reasons, and because we have had no detailed financial statement presented in support of those submissions, we choose not to give any weight to financial position in this case [27] From the starting point reached as above [paragraph 19], it is appropriate that Mr Burrows should receive a discount for the mitigating factors referred to in paragraph [23]. Mrs Burrows told us that character references were available. However, she saw fit not to actually produce any to the Committee so, unfortunately, in their absence, we can give no weight to these. [28] After consideration, the Committee fixes the appropriate discount at 25 per cent. [29] In arriving at a penalty of a fine of $9,000, the Committee received considerable guidance from the Edmonds case referred to in paragraph [24] above. A fine of $9,000 is consistent with the fine in that case, in which the facts were very similar. [30] The Committee is satisfied that a fine of $9,000 will suffice to satisfy the general purposes of sentencing which are well-established – to hold the offender accountable for his actions, to promote in the offender a sense of responsibility, to denounce the conduct of the offender and to deter the offender or other persons from committing the same or a similar offence. The Committee has also had regard, as always, to the important consideration of the need to maintain integrity and public confidence in Harness Racing. Disqualification of Horse [31] It is ordered that, effective from 7 May 2018, LIGHTWORKOFIT is disqualified from Race 8, Macca Lodge-Tuapeka Lodge-Denario Breeding Mobile Trot held at the meeting of New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club at Addington Raceway on 2 February 2018. Consequent upon the disqualification, the amended result for the race is as follows: 1st Speedy Command 2nd The Bloss 3rd Tijuana Taxi 4th Star Pride 5th Castleton Tui [35] It is further ordered that, effective from 7 May 2018, LIGHTWORKOFIT is disqualified from Race 10, IRT Mobile Trot held at the meeting of New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club at Addington Raceway on 23 February 2018. Consequent upon the disqualification, the amended result for the race is as follows: 1st Mystical Star 2nd Westar Maggie 3rd Rachmaninov 4th Tijuana Taxi 5th Chivasion [33] In the case of each of the above races, the Committee orders that stakes be paid in accordance with the amended result. Costs [34] Mrs Williams did not seek any costs in favour of the Racing Integrity Unit and, accordingly, no order is made. [35] The hearing took place on a raceday and, in the circumstances, no order for costs is made in favour of the Judicial Control Authority. R G McKenzie CHAIR http://www.jca.org.nz/non-race-day-hearings/non-raceday-inquiry-riu-v-d-g-burrows-reserved-penalty-decision-dated-15-may-2018-chair-mr-r-g-mckenzie     Harnesslink Media

The best horse trained in New Zealand most punters have never heard of faces a daunting Kiwi debut at Addington tonight. Dual Oaks winner Shez All Rock not only has to overcome a second line draw in the $150,000 New Zealand Oaks but her new, red hot stablemate Elle Mac. Shez All Rock might ring a few bells with the keener New Zealand harness racing fans but to many she will be a new name. But there is no doubting her class. She has won seven of her eight starts including the NSW and Victoria Oaks, the two strongest pacing fillies classics in Australia when trained there, so she arrives here already established as the real deal. Shez All Rock is here for a two-race campaign, tonight and the Jewels at Cambridge on June 2, and has joined the All Stars stable after being purchased by clients of former Kiwi trainer Chris Ryder. But she has come a long way to find a horse right next door in the stabling block as her main danger and trainer Mark Purdon admits the cards are in Elle Mac's favour tonight. "Shez All Rock is a very good filly, no doubt about that, so we are stoked to get her, even if she isn't here for that long," said Purdon. "But she is still settling in and she is very much used to the Australian style of racing, where often they go hard the whole way, and because of that she really likes to run. "Whereas our fillies are more used to distance racing and the more relaxed style over here so, with them both drawn the second line this week, you have to think Elle Mac has the advantage. "She is on her home track, has won the Northern Oaks over 2700m and has obviously been with us from day one. "So I am not saying she is the better filly, I guess we will find that out over the next month, but Elle Mac has a lot more in her favour this week." Elle Mac smashed most of her rivals tonight in last week's 1950m Nevele R Final and looks even better suited to 2600m so it is hard to make a case to bet against her, no matter how good Shez All Rock is. Although she will be short odds a Purdon-Rasmussen win in tonight's richest race looks all but a certainty. They have the four favourites in the $170,000 Sires' Stakes Final and Another Masterpiece deserves favouritism for an array of reasons. He has been a constant improver at the highest level, has gate speed and the draw to use it and will only need to perform to the level he did in the Sales Series Pace two weeks ago to go close to winning again. Stablemate Jessie Duke should be fitter for his second in that race while War Dan Delight is something of the forgotten horse in the stable's juvenile bunch. He suffered a virus last month and is still on the way back up but Purdon says on raw ability he rates alongside the two favourites. "They are all very similar but Another Masterpiece is the one who has the form on the board at the moment and the draw. "But if War Dan Delight sits on his back he might run him close." Later in the night, northern trotter Paramount King looks perfectly placed in the $70,000 Sales Series Trot with many of the stars of that grade missing. By Michael Guerin Courtesy of The New Zealand Herald

Another busy weekend of harness racing coming up with the highlight being the premier meeting at Addington on Friday night. There are four meetings this week starting with the Waikato Bay Of Plenty harness racing meeting tonight. Addington has the premier meeting on Friday night and the weekend harness racing heads to Gore on Saturday and Oamaru on Sunday.  Last week the biggest winning dividend in the ringaround selections went to Rory McIIwrick who thought I'm Trouble would go close to winning at Invercargill. I'm Trouble did win and paid $10.10 and $2.30 on the tote.  Note: We will keep adding to this page if more tips come in after the deadline, so check back often   Waikato Bay Of Plenty at Cambridge on Thursday night. Andre Poutama - Andre is going for Gold Rocks as his best drive tonight in Race 2 Stephen Richardson (Odds Analyst) - Stephen thinks the Dickie trained Cullens Caviar can win Race 9 Jay Abernethy - Jay is going for Littlebitoflove as his best chance this week in Race 10 Todd Macfarlane - Todd thinks his best drive tonight would be Vatican Hill also in Race 10   Addington on Friday night John Morrison - John says that Ruthless Kayla would be his best drive this week at Addington in Race 2 Gavin Smith - Gavin says his best chance this week would be Miracle Rising also in Race 2 Matthew Williamson - Matthew is going for Oscar Bonavena as his best drive this week in Race 4 Tony Herlihy - Tony thinks Gold Orchid would be a place chance this week in the Oaks at Addington in Race 6 Ricky May - Ricky is going for Enghien as his best drive this week at Addington in  Race 7 Cran Dalgety - Cran thinks Funatthebeach is going to be the hardest to beat at Addington in Race 10   Gore on Saturday Blair Orange - Blair says his best drive this week would be Artstanding at Gore in Race 1 Brent Barclay - Brent thinks his best drive this week is Allaboutdreams on Saturday at Gore also in Race 1 Brad Williamson - Brad says his best drive this week would be My Blue Heaven at Gore in Race 2 Nathan Williamson - Nathan says his best chance this week is Be Holme By Three at Gore in Race 4 Rory McIIwrick - Rory says that I'm Trouble would be his best drive again at Gore in Race 10 Shane Walkinshaw - Shane is going for Cullens Avenue as his best drive this week at Gore in Race 11   Oamaru on Sunday Racechat - Lance thinks that Bicton is a good chance of winning at Oamaru in Race 2 Harnesslink Reporter - thinks Stars Tonight should go close to winning at Oamaru in Race 3 Terry Chmiel - Terry thinks his best drive this week could be Flyinova at Oamaru in Race 6 John Curtin - John thinks that Bringitonhome can go close to winning again this week in Race 7   Harnesslink Media

This Week on Trackside – please note this is subject to change Wednesday 8.30pm The Box Seat (TS1) We salute the champ Lazarus who is off on his big OE. Plus we bring you up to speed with all the Harness racing news. #GIANThand Thursday 6am In The Gig (TS1) Forbury Park (TS1) Friday Alexandra Park (TS1) Addington (TS1) Saturday Winton (TS2) Sunday Timaru (TS1)   Waikato Bay Of Plenty  – Thursday 17 May A ten race card starting at 5.10pm. Pick Six guaranteed to $25,000 if struck.   Friday 18 May - Addington Raceway and Events Centre Hello Everyone There is a lot happening at Addington over the next couple of months. There is definitely something for everyone.  Enjoy reading everything that we have on offer, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. SECOND MAY 5-STAR RACE NIGHT – 18 MAY Race 1 approx. 5.00pm Five time honoured races will be held this evening with over $570,000 of stakes up for grabs.  The Group 1 $170,000 Garrards Sires Stakes 2YO C&G Final and Group 1 $150,000 The Breeders FastTrack NZ Oaks Races will be the highlight of the night.  For further information about the fixed odds of the NZ Oaks, please visit https://www.tab.co.nz/racing/#1967.  Be sure to be on track to witness who will win these races.  FABULOUS DINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 18 & 26 MAY AND 14 & 29 JUNE RACE NIGHTS! TRACKSIDE DINING OPTIONS   We have three fabulous packages to choose from.  Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Gold Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining, premium beverage package and effective & innovative marketing. This cost effective package varies in price, dependent on group size. Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person. Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course buffet dining. $54 + GST per person. $15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available). STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn. MID-WINTER GREAT OFFICE SHOUT SATURDAY 23 JUNE OR SATURDAY 7 JULY. The Starlets are more than just your standard “sing and stand” act. They are a show piece like you have never seen before.  So get your group together for a great night out and dance the night away!  Evening includes: Drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter or tabs can be arranged on the night), Themed gourmet buffet dinner, Live entertainment from The Starlets $57+GST per person or $566+ GST per table of 10!  CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS STARLETS ON YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlL1bhhdHjA.  Bookings essential, please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/ticket/mid-winter-great-office-shout/ LADIES’ NIGHT – SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY 20 JULY. Our Ladies Night is still happening this year, it has just moved to a new date.  This year will be better than ever, so pencil the date into your calendar and start getting your group together.  All the details and bookings will be available soon. SILVERMOON TACTIX VS NORTHERN STARS – WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 7.40PM.  We are excited that we are an official sponsor of the Silvermoon Tactix again this season.  Spectators are also sponsoring their first home game. So be sure to pop along to Spectators and enjoy our special game day offer.  You can enjoy either a foot-long pizza & drink* for only $15 or a large pizza & 2 drinks* for $30 (*Drink can be house wine/beer or any non-alcoholic drink).  Definitely a winning formula! NEXT RUGBY MATCH - CRUSADERS VS. HURRICANES – FRIDAY 25 MAY 7.35PM. Be sure to enjoy Spectators amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $10 Burger and Beer Special! Remember, all Spectators Supporters Club Card members have access to free car parking on the Addington Site (entry to the carpark is off Wrights Road). Enjoy your pizza, or burger and beer with friends, before heading over to the game. Dream result. If you are not a Supporters Club Card member and you would like to join to earn Spectators Dollars, visit www.spectators.co.nz   HEADING TO AN EVENT AT AMI STADIUM OR HORNCASTLE ARENA SOON? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the event for a cold drink and delicious food! Spectators has ample free parking as well, you can’t go wrong. NEXT FUNRAISERS AT ADDINGTON RACES – FRIDAY 29 JUNE & FRIDAY 27 JULY Our FunRaiser is a great night out and a simple and easy way to raise money for your club, sporting group or child’s/grandchild’s school trip. For every ticket you sell, you keep $10.00 of the ticket price for your fund raising. Our buffet dinner is exceptional value at just $30.43 + GST.  We recommend you charge your guests from $39.00 + GST per person.    Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz.  BECOME A MEMBER, OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL OFFER - 15 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 12! Looking to become a Member, or wishing to renew your Membership? Purchase your 2018-2019 season membership now and receive membership up to the end of July FREE. That's 15 months membership for the price of 12! To become a member please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/members/about-membership/ RACE MEETING DATE CHANGES We wish to advise the following race date changes. Please note the start times remain the same (all night meetings). Friday 25 May transferred to Saturday 26 May. Friday 15 June transferred to Thursday 14 June. Friday 6 July transferred to Thursday 5 July. ADDINGTON’S RACING RESULTS FROM FRIDAY 11 MAY (5-star Race Meeting) Whether it is your first win, or multiple wins at Addington, your horse has just won the Met Multiplier $7,500 bonus, or you are targeting the Met Multiplier bonus, it is exciting we all have the opportunity to watch our race(s) again and again.  For last week’s results, please visit; https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/results/051132rs.htm . MET MULTIPLIER $7,500 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!   WHAT IS IT? A $7,500 Bonus ($5,000 to the owner(s)/$2,500 to the trainer). HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts.  For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/ UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/052632pg.htm  May 26 To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.   Gore – Saturday 19 May An 11 race card starting at 11.10am.   Oamaru – Sunday 20 May This meeting will be the final opportunity for horses to earn money towards a a place in the 2018 Harness Jewels.   Alexandra Park – French Night Friday 25th of May Join us for a beautiful French-themed evening in the top of the Park this May. We will have a delicious buffet dinner, featuring premium seafood and classic French dishes, with plenty of wine to top it all off. Come along for a truly charmant evening, with the best view in the house. FRENCH NIGHT | PREMIUM PACKAGE Prime Viewing $120 pp | Top level Viewing $110 pp FRENCH NIGHT | PARK BUFFET Prime Viewing $70 pp | Top level Viewing $60 pp If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on dining@alexandrapark.co.nz, or give us a call on 09 631 1165. Mid-Winter Christmas. Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June Friday, 6th July and Friday 20th of July. Join us for our annual Mid-Winter Christmas Party, offering a night of exciting Harness Racing action, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks aplenty. Mid-Winter Christmas is a great idea for a night out with colleagues, family, your sports team or social club – the more the merrier! Packages start at $68.00- $145.00   Important Harness Jewels info for owners and licence holders Please find below important information for Owners and Licence Holders with connections to horses competing at the 2018 Harness Jewels OWNERS: Entry Tickets Each named owner will be issued with two (2) General Admission tickets via email on Friday 25th May after the final fields are announced. This includes all named syndicate members, who are officially named in a Syndicate that is registered with HRNZ The email address they will be sent to is the email address registered with HRNZ. If HRNZ doesn’t have your email, please send a message to admin@hrnz.co.nz with the horse they are connected to.  Entry Owners are to enter through the main entry off Taylor Street or via the Stables, float park if arriving with horses.  Racebooks will be given out upon entry. Owners are to go to the Info Marquee, located adjacent to the public village, to collect their owners ribbon and drinks voucher for the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar. Owners Ribbons and privileges are also able to be collected between 10am and 4pm Monday 27th May to Friday 1st June from the Cambridge Raceway Office. Privileges Each named owner will receive a drink voucher which can be redeemed in the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar The club have made an entire lounge in the main stand available for Owners, Members and industry participants.  This is located on Level One of the Main Stand. Here, a subsidised cash bar will operate and food options will be available. Owners are also welcome to bring up food from the Public Village Food Trucks. Access is via Owner Ribbon, WBOP Members Badge and HRNZ Licence only This lounge has access to the main grandstand where there will be owners reserved seating in the seating bowl. Access to the Stables Minors All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the stables complex. Security will be under instructions to not allow unaccompanied minors to enter. They must remain under the supervision of an authorised adult at all times Owners Owners are reminded to take care when entering the stable complex due to unpredictable nature of horses. All Owners that enter the stables do so at their own risk and agree that they will adhere to any instructions or requests made by the Clerk of the Course, Cambridge Raceway Staff and or members of the RIU. LICENCE HOLDERS Licence holders are reminded to bring their official HRNZ Licence to ensure they gain entry to the course and stabling area. Access to the stables will be via HRNZ Licence, official Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Stable Pass only. Those industry persons who are attending the day in an official working capacity, who are not licenced with HRNZ, may get an official Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass upon entry to the stables via the float park off the Waikato Bay of Plenty Committee representative. Those entering via the stables who are not eligible for a stable pass or who are not HRNZ Licenced or an official owner on the day will be required to purchase a General Admission ticket at the entry to the stables. Purchased online in advance these are $25. There will be no access to the stables from the Grandstand Side unless a driver is in his or her gear, or without showing security an HRNZ Licence, Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass. No exceptions.   Motukarara Workouts and Trials Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.    HRNZ Marketing

Top harness racing trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have produced classy filly Elle Mac to win the Gr1 Nevele R Fillies final tonight at Addington Raceway. Elle Mac was dominant in the $134,400 Final for 3yo fillies easily beating All Stars stable mates Bettor Trix (2nd) and Delight In Me (3rd) without being fully extended by driver Natalie Rasmussen. Natalie said on the All Stars website, "All the fillies went terrific in the Nevele R. Elle Mac is just a lovely filly and she seems to be going to another level. "She won really easily and the extra distance of the Oaks next week will actually suit her better. "The other two fillies deserve praise. Delight in Me went a huge race and so did Bettor Trix because she had to do some work early. "It is really satisfying to run like that in G1 races," she said. Elle Mac paced the 1950m mobile in a slick 1-55.4 mile rate with a closing 800m in 55.9 and her last 400m in 26.8 seconds. She will be back at Addington next week for the New Zealand Oaks over the longer trip of 2600m.  All Stars Stables also scored wins with Ohanzee and Sicario during the night with both pacers now looking to head forward to Jewels day on the first Saturday in June.   Harnesslink Media

You may not be able to be in two places at once but Cran Dalgety has two good reasons to try tonight. The Canterbury trainer has winning chances in $290,000 worth of fillies races and he would love to see both. The only problem is one is at Addington in Christchurch, the other at Alexandra Park in Auckland. Dalgety has Sezana in the $150,000 Sales Series Pace for juvenile fillies at Alexandra Park at 5.39pm, where after a brave second against older horses last Friday she looms as a huge chance. But just 2-hours later, Dalgety has one of his stable stars Bettor Joy taking on Elle Mac in the $140,000 Nevele R Fillies Final, where she has the ace draw to test arch rival Elle Mac. "I'd love to see both races because they are the two biggest races of the weekend," said Dalgety. "Sezana is a special horse to us because our son Carter did all the research and chose her from the sales and basically bought him, although he is only 14 so he is not allowed to own a horse so Chrissy [wife] owns him. "She has kept improving with every start and she finds herself in with a real chance tonight so I will definitely fly to Auckland to oversee her earlier in the day and would ideally like to stay for the race. "But that would be pushing it pretty fine to get back to Addington for Bettor Joy, where I think the draw really brings her into play. "So it might even work out I go to Auckland, get Sezana all set up and the leave to get to Addington in time to do the same for Bettor Joy." While Sezana's race lacks the best juvenile fillies it actually adds to the contest, with the four fillies with inside draws all capable of winning. But the Nevele R Final at Addington could be a two-horse race between Bettor Joy and Elle Mac, with Dalgety aware his filly may only have one shot at winning. "I think we have to use the draw and stay in front," he says. "If we let Elle Mac go she could dawdle around and sprint home [last 400m] in 26 seconds and we would have no chance. "So while I haven't spoken to Dexter [Dunn] about it yet I'd say they will be the tactics. "And if we do that and Elle Mac beats us then so be it." Elle Mac might simply be the better filly and looked sharp beating the likes of Sicario at the trials last week but could have to sit parked to win. If the pair do go to war then Dizzy Miss Lizzy could be sitting just in behind them as a perfect place chance and maybe even a blowout hope. On a night where the big money at Addington takes centre stage, the $70,000 Sales Series Trot looks some juicy long-hanging fruit as the three best-performed trotters in the country are missing while NZ Derby winner Sheriff returns against a race-hardened Alta Orlando in the main free-for-all. And at Alexandra Park, anything like the best version of Girls On Film should win the Northern Trotting Oaks while the Breeders Stakes could come down to the standing start manners of the runners. Michael Guerin

Forbury Park  – Thursday 9 May Nine race card starting off at 4.36pm. Don’t forget to check out our oncourse dining options in our Sports Bar and Bistro!   Addington Raceway and Events Centre Hello Everyone It is all go this week at Addington. There is definitely something for everyone, whether it is enjoying the excitement of the races on Friday, cheering on the Crusaders on Saturday and/or shouting your fabulous mother to Spectators on Mother’s Day.  Enjoy reading everything that we have on offer, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.   Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters  11 May (5-star Race Meeting) We are excited to welcome the Rt Hon Winston Peters this Friday.  It is fantastic Addington is able to host the Minister for Racing at one of our 5-star Race Meetings.  It is definitely going to be a great night of racing with nearly $400,000 of stakes on offer. Good luck to all the connections and happy punting everyone! NEXT RUGBY MATCH - CRUSADERS VS. WARATAHS –SATURDAY 12 MAY. Be sure to enjoy Spectators amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $10 Burger and Beer Special! Remember, all Spectators Supporters Club Card members have access to free car parking on the Addington Site (entry to the carpark is off Wrights Road). Enjoy your pizza, or burger and beer with friends, before heading over to the game. Dream result. If you are not a Supporters Club Card member and you would like to join to earn Spectators Dollars, visit www.spectators.co.nz   MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL AT SPECTATORS SUNDAY 13 MAY – For every fabulous mum who dines in Spectators on Mother’s Day will receive a small treat from our chef.  They will also be lucky enough to go in the draw to win a Piazza Doro Hamper.  Please visit; http://www.spectators.co.nz/ for further details.  Please note our ‘Kids Eat Free on Sunday’ offer still applies.  With our sumptuous new menu on offer, there will be something for everyone.  For further information about our mouth-watering dishes, please visit;   http://www.spectators.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Spectators-All-Day-Menu-Autumn-Winter-2018.pdf. Pre-bookings highly recommended.  FABULOUS DINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 18 & 26 MAY RACE NIGHTS!   TRACKSIDE DINING OPTIONS   We have three fabulous packages to choose from.  Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Gold Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining, premium beverage package and effective & innovative marketing. This cost effective package varies in price, dependent on group size. Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person. Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course buffet dining. $54 + GST per person. $15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available). STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn. HEADING TO AN EVENT AT AMI STADIUM OR HORNCASTLE ARENA SOON? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the event for a cold drink and delicious food! Spectators has ample free parking as well, you can’t go wrong. NEXT FUNRAISERS AT ADDINGTON RACES (Friday 29 June and 27 July) Our FunRaiser is a great night out and a simple and easy way to raise money for your club, sporting group or child’s/grandchild’s school trip. For every ticket you sell, you keep $10.00 of the ticket price for your fund raising. Our buffet dinner is exceptional value at just $30.43 + GST.  We recommend you charge your guests from $39.00 + GST per person.    Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz.    Become a Member, or renew your Membership Special Offer - 15 months for the price of 12! Looking to become a Member, or wishing to renew your Membership? Purchase your 2018-2019 season membership now and receive membership up to the end of July FREE. That's 15 months membership for the price of 12! To become a member please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/members/about-membership/   Race Meeting Date Changes We wish to advise the following race date changes. Please note the start times remain the same (all night meetings). Friday 25 May transferred to Saturday 26 May. Friday 15 June transferred to Thursday 14 June. Friday 6 July transferred to Thursday 5 July.   ADDINGTON’S RACING RESULTS from Friday 4 May Whether it is your first win, or multiple wins at Addington, your horse has just won the Met Multiplier $7,500 bonus, or you are targeting the Met Multiplier bonus, it is exciting we all have the opportunity to watch our race(s) again and again.  For last week’s results, please visit; https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/results/050432rs.htm . MET MULTIPLIER $7,500 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!   WHAT IS IT? A $7,500 Bonus ($5,000 to the owner(s)/$2,500 to the trainer). HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts.  For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/   UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/051832pg.htm  May 18 (5 Star Meeting) https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/052632pg.htm  May 26 To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.   Alexandra Park – Friday 4 May Mid-Winter Christmas. Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June Friday, 6th July and Friday 20th of July. Join us for our annual Mid-Winter Christmas Party, offering a night of exciting Harness Racing action, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks aplenty. Mid-Winter Christmas is a great idea for a night out with colleagues, family, your sports team or social club – the more the merrier! Packages start at $68.00- $145.00   Mexican Night is back again Friday May 4th Join us for a fiesta of fun, food and racing action this May! Our annual favourite Mexican Night is back for 2018, and this year we’ve moved to the best seats in the house so you can enjoy an amazing all-you-can-eat Mexican feast, plus traditional entertainment and more, Dining with clients or colleagues? Upgrade to our corporate experience package! with the best view in the house. MEXICAN NIGHT – PREMIUM PACKAGE Prime Viewing $120pp Top level viewing $110pp MEXICAN NIGHT – BUFFET ONLY Prime Viewing $70pp Top level Viewing $60pp   French Night Friday 25th of May Join us for a beautiful French-themed evening in the top of the Park this May. We will have a delicious buffet dinner, featuring premium seafood and classic French dishes, with plenty of wine to top it all off. Come along for a truly charmant evening, with the best view in the house. FRENCH NIGHT | PREMIUM PACKAGE Prime Viewing $120 pp | Top level Viewing $110 pp FRENCH NIGHT | PARK BUFFET Prime Viewing $70 pp | Top level Viewing $60 pp If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on dining@alexandrapark.co.nz, or give us a call on 09 631 1165.   Winton – Saturday 12 May FINAL WINTON HARNESS RACING CLUB MEETING ON SATURDAY The final meeting of the season for the Winton Harness Racing Club takes place at Central Southland Raceway in Winton this Saturday (12 May) with a ten race programme scheduled from 11.25am. Highlights include the $12,000 Ryal Bush Transport Ltd Nugget Final over 2400m and the Murray Gray Memorial Trot. Admission to the course will be free and on course patrons can also be in to win with two lucky losing ticket draws courtesy of Gypsy Kitchen of Nightcaps after Race 6 on the day.    Timaru HRC – Mother’s Day Meeting 13 May The annual Timaru Mother’s Day race meeting on Sunday 13 May will see the fifth edition of the club’s lady drivers races held at Phar Lap Raceway. Two penalty free lady driver races are programmed to be held at the race meeting, which will be sponsored once again by FLAIR and Brosnan’s Transport. Club President Elizabeth Shand is thrilled with the interest Canterbury female drivers have shown in the event. She says it’s important to the club to celebrate the achievements and support of all females in the harness racing community. “The aim of the day is to highlight women in our industry. We want to recognize and promote not just the female drivers but also the trainers, owners, stablehands and partners that are dedicated to harness racing and are great role models for the next generation,” said Shand. This year’s driving lineup features Kim Butt, Katie Cox, Ineka Lee, Amber Lethaby, Laura McKay, Lauren Lester, Mikyala Lewis, Sarah O'Reilly, Sam Ottley, Charlotte Purvis, Olivia Thornley, Amanda Tomlinson, Sheree Tomlinson, Jess Young and Glenys Chmiel. The mother and daughter combination of Amanda and Sheree Tomlinson will once again add to the spectacle on Mother’s Day, as has been seen in the past between Denise and Sam Ottley.  “We would also like to particularly thank trainers Bruce Negus and Robbie Holmes who have been huge supporters of these races of the years in providing horses for these races on a regular basis,” noted Shand. The club will be providing a 'Ladies Meet and Greet' tent on the day where all female race goers can register on the day for competitions and find out about how they can become a part of the industry. “We will also have a number of female harness racing ambassadors there to help celebrate and respect the diversity and culture of our industry. We will offer information on education, careers and ownership and let people know what is available to them,” said Shand. Activities on the day include the annual Mother’s Day Quiz, a novelty race and prize draws will run throughout the day including the opportunity to win in the Ron Brown Jewellers Gold Watch Sweep. Children will be kept happy on the day too with activities including colouring competitions and the kids’ lucky number competition. Mother’s Day catering will be available oncourse for those who wish to make bookings to bring their family along to enjoy the atmosphere in the Grey Way Lounge. Just contact the club on 03-684-3400.   Important Information for Harness Jewels connections Please find below important information for Owners and Licence Holders with connections to horses competing at the 2018 Harness Jewels   OWNERS: Entry Tickets Each named owner will be issued with two (2) General Admission tickets via email on Friday 25th May after the final fields are announced. This includes all named syndicate members, who are officially named in a Syndicate that is registered with HRNZ The email address they will be sent to is the email address registered with HRNZ. If HRNZ doesn’t have your email, please send a message to admin@hrnz.co.nz with the horse they are connected to.  Entry Owners are to enter through the main entry off Taylor Street or via the Stables, float park if arriving with horses.  Racebooks will be given out upon entry. Owners are to go to the Info Marquee, located adjacent to the public village, to collect their owners ribbon and drinks voucher for the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar. Owners Ribbons and privileges are also able to be collected between 10am and 4pm Monday 25th May to Friday 1st June from the Cambridge Raceway Office. Privileges Each named owner will receive a drink voucher which can be redeemed in the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar The club have made an entire lounge in the main stand available for Owners, Members and industry participants.  This is located on Level One of the Main Stand. Here, a subsidised cash bar will operate and food options will be available. Owners are also welcome to bring up food from the Public Village Food Trucks. Access is via Owner Ribbon, WBOP Members Badge and HRNZ Licence only This lounge has access to the main grandstand where there will be owners reserved seating in the seating bowl. Access to the Stables Minors All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the stables complex. Security will be under instructions to not allow unaccompanied minors to enter. They must remain under the supervision of an authorised adult at all times Owners Owners are reminded to take care when entering the stable complex due to unpredictable nature of horses. All Owners that enter the stables do so at their own risk and agree that they will adhere to any instructions or requests made by the Clerk of the Course, Cambridge Raceway Staff and or members of the RIU.   LICENCE HOLDERS Licence holders are reminded to bring their official HRNZ Licence to ensure they gain entry to the course and stabling area. Access to the stables will be via HRNZ Licence, official Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Stable Pass only. Those industry persons who are attending the day in an official working capacity, who are not licenced with HRNZ, may get an official Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass upon entry to the stables via the float park off the Waikato Bay of Plenty Committee representative. Those entering via the stables who are not eligible for a stable pass or who are not HRNZ Licenced or an official owner on the day will be required to purchase a General Admission ticket at the entry to the stables. Purchased online in advance these are $25. There will be no access to the stables from the Grandstand Side unless a driver is in his or her gear, or without showing security an HRNZ Licence, Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass. No exceptions.   Motukarara Workouts and Trials Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.    HRNZ Marketing

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